Friday, July 13, 2012

Ginger Peach Deliciousness (A Cocktail)

This is SO good.  I got the idea from the "Shearwater Cocktail" at Shearwater Resort here on Saba.  It's light and refreshing, but can pack a punch if you want it to.  The key ingredient here is the Ginger syrup.  It's just perfect.  You can choose to blend it or not- I've done both and both turned out great.  The blended version is little more watered down- perfect for an afternoon drink. YUM.

What you need (the amounts are given in inexact amounts so that you can adjust to your own preference.  I vary them myself depending on my mood):

1.5-2 ounces pear vodka
1-1.5 ounces Ginger syrup (see recipe below)
1-2 ounces pear nectar
1 small handful mint leaves
Club Soda (for non-blended)

If not blending:

Muddle mint in the bottom of a tall glass.  Fill with ice.  Shake the vodka, syrup, and nectar.  Pour into glass.  Fill with club soda.

If blending:

Blend everything (other than the club soda) with a couple cups of ice.  Pour into glass of your choice (you might want to double everything and pour into a big mason jar- that may be the best way to drink it).

For the ginger syrup:

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh ginger, peeled and chopped into rough chunks

Start by boiling the ginger in the water for 15 minutes or so, until the ginger has slightly softened.  Add the sugar and bring back to a boil.  Boil another minute or two.  Let cool.

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